Open Forum: October 6, 2018

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  1. Top Ender

    Funny how Bill Clinton has soared above the Kavanaugh debate.

    No banners saying he should be arrested.

    No hash tags saying “I stand with Monica.”

    No sisterhood working up a string of charges.

    No Hillary kicking him out of the house.

    Strange.

  2. jupes

    John F. Kennedy,
    Edward Kennedy,
    Bill Clinton,
    Brett Kavanaugh.

    In the Orwellian world we currently live in, only one of those men is deemed a threat to women. The other three are lauded as feminist heroes.

  3. dopey

    The one certainty in life. IT will say something stupid about a horse race.

  4. Stimpson J. Cat

    nutty flavour

    Just say mentally ill.
    There is no shame in it my friend.

  5. Frank

    Dan Rather? Didn’t DR have a scandal?

    Take your pick.

    There was the whole “climate of hate in Texas” thing after the Kennedy assassination.

  6. chrisl

    So…about this daylight saving… an hour is gained an hour is lost ! Adds up to zero Where is the saving??

  7. Steve trickler

    I didn’t expect this.



  8. Stimpson J. Cat

    Is Shapiro required by Mosaic Law to wear a kippah everywhere?

    It’s very important to remind everyone all the time, everywhere you go, that you are J$wish.
    Everyone knows this.

  9. DrBeauGan

    I didn’t expect this.

    What exactly surprised you, Steve? I was bored after five minutes because it was so predictable.

  10. Percy Popinjay

    I didn’t expect this.

    Yep, incredible as it may seem, paint does eventually dry. Unlike some others here, I don’t sit around watching it do so.

  11. Elle

    Stimpy, you anti-Semitic f**k! You and Anne must enjoy each other’s company. Oooh la la. You must miss the many smited ones.

  12. Jo Smyth

    If anybody here reads The Conservative Treehouse/The Last Refuge, there is an article by Sundance titled How Deep is the Swamp. It’s worth a read and the problem is, just what can Pres Trump do about it.

  13. Percy Popinjay

    To paraphrase Pol Dot, “This is truly, truly shocking”.

    It appears some of our beloved trolls have got the band back together.

  14. Death Giraffe

    I want every bloke here to do the following experiment so we can collect some concrete data:
    Grab your favourite beverage- beer, coffee, single malt, goat jizz, whatever.
    Now put an expression of happiness and contentment on your ugly face.
    Practice a few times in front of the mirror if you are having difficulty.
    Now go find your woman. Deport yourself in front of her in a relaxed manner as if you havn’t a care in the world, and after a minute or two tell her your plans for the next time you intend indulging in your favourite activity (golf, fishing, pistol shooting, model airplane gluing, taxidermy, whatever).
    Surreptitiously watch carefully her reaction. Specifically her eyeballs and the corners of her mouth.
    Report back.

  15. the problem is, just what can Pres Trump do about it.

    In the long run, nothing, really. He’ll go on doing what he can until 2024, and then his time is up. Then it’s back to business as usual in American politics. There isn’t anybody to follow on from him.

  16. Death Giraffe

    I want every bloke here to do the following experiment so we can collect some concrete data:
    Grab your favourite beverage- beer, coffee, single malt, whatever.
    Now put an expression of happiness and contentment on your ugly face.
    Practice a few times in front of the mirror if you are having difficulty.
    Now go find your woman. Deport yourself in front of her in a relaxed manner as if you havn’t a care in the world, and after a minute or two tell her your plans for the next time you intend indulging in your favourite activity (golf, fishing, pistol shooting, model airplane gluing, taxidermy, whatever).
    Surreptitiously watch carefully her reaction. Specifically her eyeballs and the corners of her mouth.
    Report back.

  17. Death Giraffe

    I want every bloke here to do the following experiment so we can collect some concrete data:
    Grab your favourite beverage- beer, coffee, single malt, goat jizz, whatever.
    Now put an expression of happiness and contentment on your ugly face.
    Practice a few times in front of the mirror if you are having difficulty.
    Now go find your woman. Conduct yourself in front of her in a relaxed manner as if you havn’t a care in the world, and after a minute or two tell her your plans for the next time you intend indulging in your favourite activity (golf, fishing, pistol shooting, model airplane gluing, taxidermy, whatever).
    Surreptitiously watch carefully her reaction. Specifically her eyeballs and the corners of her mouth.
    Report back.

  18. Death Giraffe

    I’m getting moderated.
    No idea why.

  19. Elle

    mh, Jews such as myself and Cassie do not support the left’s attack on Kavanagh.

  20. jupes

    Hey Arky, how’s the Model A going?

    Is it going?

  21. stackja

    2024 Democrat candidate? Past GOP have been vice president. Pence?

  22. egg_

    It appears some of our beloved trolls have got the band back together.

    Troll o’clock.

  23. Elle

    mh, J*ws such as myself and Cassie do not support the left’s attack on Kavanagh

  24. stackja

    Clock change gives latte drinker an extra hour. Other supposed benefits don’t make sense.

  25. Pence?

    Maybe, Stackja, but I wouldn’t hold my breath, if I were you.

  26. Elle:

    mh, J*ws such as myself and Cassie do not support the left’s attack on Kavanagh

    Did you get to go to Israel and train to be a Dangerously Hot Chick Soldierette?
    Please say yes.
    And supply piccies too.
    Ta.

  27. Death Giraffe

    Now I have to write all this back out using different words.
    Good work, shit auto moderation.
    ..
    Experiment:
    Find your favourite drink: beer, vodka, Stones ginger beer, whatever.
    Try to look relaxed and happy.
    Go find your woman. Comport yourself with this relaxed and happy vibe before her.
    Explain how you intend indulging in a favourite hobby some time next week. (Golf, flower arrangement, leatherwork, whatever).
    Watch carefully but in a casual manner the corner of her mouth and pupil dilation.
    Report back.

  28. Makka

    How Deep is This Swamp?…

    blockquote>However, don’t get caught up in the weeds. For now just look at the bigger picture.

    Think about the known names and positions for a moment.

    •Ms. Christine Blasey-Ford (academic psychologist and life-long best friend of a former career FBI agent); •Ms. Monica Lee McLean (former 24-year career DOJ/FBI insider); •Mr. Michael Bromwich (former DOJ inspector general and career DOJ/FBI official); •Mr. David Laufman (former CIA, and DOJ-NSD Asst. U.S. Attorney General); •Ms. Debra Katz (political operative and legal counsel with deep DNC attachments); •Senator Dianne Feinstein (ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee); and the myriad of media allies (Mayer, Farrow) and political operatives who each played a role in the scheme.

    Again, skip the weeds. Just look at the big picture.

    The smear campaign against Judge Brett Kavanaugh didn’t just involve a small team of connected insiders; their enterprise carried across multiple institutions, the legislative branch, political operations and the media. This SCOTUS smear campaign was a major effort consisting of multiple organizations (inside and outside of government) and multiple people, and it took considerable planning and coordination to execute

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/10/06/how-deep-is-this-swamp/

  29. Death Giraffe

    I just got home Jupes.
    Monday I will go see how many parts various places have lost after three weeks away.
    Glazier and sandblasters have most of it.

  30. stackja

    DG – Long posts if possible should be copied to a text file.

  31. stackja

    mv – To me DT started halfheartedly and momentum built. With Pence. Who really knows?

  32. Geriatric Mayfly

    Mystic Mayfly has just completed an astrological divining of the heavens and Kav might take some heart from my observations. Venus is on fire, but slightly off plane. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars all in perfect alignment. The God of War appears to have regressed and is now well behind the other harbingers of good fortune.

  33. DrBeauGan

    Percy Popinjay
    #2833174, posted on October 6, 2018 at 7:26 pm
    I didn’t expect this.

    Yep, incredible as it may seem, paint does eventually dry. Unlike some others here, I don’t sit around watching it do so.

    I’m prepared to watch for a couple of minutes to check that it really is drying. In this case I was wondering what Steve was surprised by. I still don’t know.

  34. Steve trickler

    DrBeauGan
    #2833172, posted on October 6, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    3 hour interview with Dr Oz. Mainstream media, dabbling in the Joe Rogan sphere.

    Interesting.

  35. This SCOTUS smear campaign was a major effort consisting of multiple organizations (inside and outside of government) and multiple people, and it took considerable planning and coordination to execute

    Don’t be silly, Makka. What you’re suggesting sounds perilously like some kind of political conspiracy, and as any good Cat will tell you, there are no conspiracies, political otherwise.

  36. DrBeauGan

    I have to admire Jordan Peterson’s patience with fuckwits. I couldn’t put up with them for three minutes.

  37. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy, you anti-Semitic f**k!

    I rest my case.

  38. Steve trickler

    Stick around with the clip.

    The imagery will be memorable.



  39. DrBeauGan

    Stick around with the clip.

    The imagery will be memorable.

    I don’t trust you not to bore me to death, Steve trickler.

  40. Harlequin Decline

    I have just finished a 4 week trip to Europe. Brief report-

    London. Excellent as always, stayed in an Airbnb apartment, Covent garden. After we left there was a dispute regarding a bottle of champagne in the fridge with the milk etc. The owner had left a note saying help yourself to consumables which we did. He then got a bit precious saying he didn’t intend it to be drunk and tried to say it was expensive which it wasn’t. If he had been more reasonable I would have reimbursed him. In the end Airbnb decided I didn’t have to pay anything.
    Lancaster. Many shops selling vaping paraphernalia. A good castle tour and visited my grandfather’s regimental museum.
    Mobberley, Lancashire. Where Mallory of Everest fame grew up. His old house is now under the Manchester flight path and being renovated to the tune of GBP 1M. Beats me why, given the aircraft noise.
    North Wales, Betwys-Y-Coed. Nice enough but too many people/cars/dogs/you name it.
    Cotswolds. Did a 5 day bike ride expecting quiet country lanes. Too many cars even on the lanes and unnamed roads. Better off walking.
    Cortina, Dolomites Italy. Spectacular scenery and walks to suit all degrees of fitness.
    Venice. As expected choc full of tourists but we were in a quiet area and you can still find some nice parts. Counted 6 cruises docked on the day we left.
    Verona. In an apartment via booking.com which is countering the Airbnb threat by increasingly offering apartments. Verona is an attractive town.
    Milan. Again stayed in another apartment via booking.com. Impressed by the Duomo. Blocks of luxury boutique fashion houses I had never heard of , usually with a doorman/security. Brings home the fact that there must be an enormous amount of money in luxury goods.
    Geneva. On the train to Geneva I encountered the worst food I have had since British motorway food in the 80’s. Many black people in Geneva which wasn’t the case 20 years ago. If you go a few blocks away from the lakefront luxury hotels there are singularly unattractive hookers ( black, white and brindle) and assorted pimps and dodgy looking characters out at midday plying their trade. A taxi driver response to my query on this was ‘It’s the Schengen agreement and they can’t be deported. Jail is no problems since they get the choice of 3 menus’, he said getting more agitated. ‘I pay for this and I don’t get the choice of 3 fucking menus at home. They come from everywhere -Africa, Romania, Syria wherever. The British have the right idea with Brexit, we need a Donald Trump here’.
    Chamonix. Skied here 10 years ago, just as nice in the off season.
    Paris Charles de Galle airport. Picked up a Hertz Renault and selected English (Australian). The programmer clearly had something against Aussies as the bastard thing took us for several laps around the airport before I managed to reach escape velocity and headed out towards Reims. Even then it took us through every small village it could find before I switched it off and used my phone.
    Reims. Where almost all the kings of France were crowned in their impressive cathedral. Few tourists.
    Verdun. I first became aware of Verdun via the BBC WW1 series back in the 60’s. Since then I have read various books on the battle. Visited the forts and a destroyed village which put the landscape of this epic struggle into some sort of geographical perspective.
    Vis en Artois cemetery. My grandfather’s name is on one of the panels as one of the many whose remains could not be identified. Killed in the successful 100 day advance in September 1918 leaving behind a widow and 2 sons. His wife ( my grandmother) subsequently died in the Spanish flu epidemic in 1919 leaving 2 orphans.
    Ypres. The Menin gate and Tyne Cot Cemetery. Something every Commonwealth citizen should experience.
    Lille. Armed soldiers at the airport and a taxi driver who reckoned shooting terrorists on sight was a good solution. I agreed.

  41. Gab

    Amazing open letter from a young homosexual woman to the Bishops and Pope at the Youth Synod being held bunch a bunch of populism-loving feckless Bishops. (sorry for the big slap of text following but her insight is well wroth reading.

    Dear bishops of the Holy Catholic Church,

    When I was made aware of the efforts being made by pro-“LGBT” groups trying to persuade Catholic bishops to change Church teaching on homosexuality, specifically at this year’s youth synod, it devastated me.

    As someone who has not only grown up in the Church, but has also come to love her and her teachings for myself, I would hate to see her teachings altered in any way, especially in a way that could cause such a grave amount of damage.

    I wish then to lay my heart bare, and to share some of my story and my convictions with you, dear bishops of the Holy Catholic Church, and plead with you to keep the Church’s teachings on homosexuality good, true and beautiful.

    I am a 22-year-old young Catholic woman that experiences same-sex attractions. While I was growing up, I heard very little, if anything at all, on homosexuality, even though I attended Catholic school from Pre-K to 12th grade.

    When I finally came to terms with the fact that I was romantically interested in other women, it terrified me. I didn’t know where to turn, who to speak to, or if I could speak about it at all! The fear paralyzed me into silence for quite a while.

    As time went on, I began to learn more and more about the teachings of the Catholic Church on homosexuality, and, for some time, I didn’t understand them. I wasn’t sure what the words “objectively” and “intrinsically disordered” meant, and truth be told, I had the feeling that I didn’t want to know. It wasn’t until I was around the age of 20 that I finally began to understand.

    I’ll admit, I didn’t like what I heard, but I knew it was what I needed to hear.

    Recently, I came across a quote from Abbot Jean-Charles Nault, O.S.B. that spoke a great deal of truth to me. It read:

    “For the philosophers of antiquity, and for the whole Christian Tradition, freedom is the ability that man has — an ability belonging jointly to his intellect and will — to perform virtuous actions, good actions, excellent actions, when he wants and as he wants. Man’s freedom is, therefore, his capacity to accomplish good acts easily, joyously and lastingly. This freedom is defined by the attraction of the good.”

    Time and time again, we will hear phrases such as “I just want the freedom to love whomever I want” from those within the “LGBTQ” community. This desire is an inherently good one, when it is rightly ordered.

    Man is only truly free when he can choose to do as he ought, not simply as he wants, for the things that we may want aren’t always good for us.

    I use[d] to want to be in a same-sex relationship. The desire was overwhelming at times, to the point where I could see no other way to get through the day. But I know now, from the good and gracious teachings of God through his Church, that such a relationship hinders not only my freedom to love authentically, but also my ability to achieve holiness.

    Taking it a step further, being in such a relationship could ultimately block me from spending my eternity with my one true love, Jesus.

    My dear bishops, there is no one on this earth that isn’t called to a life of chastity; that includes my brothers and sisters who experience same-sex attractions. This is not because the Church is oppressive and wants us to be miserable and passively submissive to her, but because each and every one of us is invited to enter into the divine life of our Creator, a life where no sin can remain.

    The Catechism states, in Paragraph 2331, that “God is love, and in himself he lives a mystery of personal loving communion. Creating the human race in his own image … God inscribed in the humanity of man and woman the vocation, and thus the capacity and responsibility, of love and communion.”

    Not only should I be reminded that, as a Christian, I am called to love as Christ loved us, but I also have the capacity to do so. I am capable of authentic love!

    Telling me that my cross of same-sex attraction is too heavy for me to love as Christ calls me to is not just degrading; it is also a lie. God did not abandon me when man first sinned in the beginning, and he will not abandon me now.

    He has called me, and each and every one of us, to himself, and I intend to return back to him, no matter how burdensome my cross may be.

    Like Christ remembered me from the cross, I pray that you would remember me, and my brothers and sisters like me, dear bishops, as you pray about and discuss how to help young people in matters of faith and vocation, especially in regards to the topic of homosexuality.

    Please remember that, as St. Thérèse the Little Flower, a dear patron of mine, so greatly put it, “My vocation is to love.”

    Yours in Christ,

    Avera Maria Santo

  42. Fisky

    This should happen to every Democrat who conspired to lie and perjure against Kavanaugh.

    Staffer who ‘doxed’ GOP senators faces nearly 50 years in federal prison

    The former Democratic congressional staffer who posted personal information about Republican senators online faces nearly 50 years in prison.

    Jackson Cosko, a 27-year-old Washington, D.C., resident, was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Capitol Police when he was caught sneaking into the offices of Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., after 10 p.m. Tuesday and using an aide’s computer and log-in.

    He was charged with five federal offenses: making public restricted personal information, making threats in interstate commerce, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, and witness tampering.

  43. zyconoclast

    When Diversity Thrives In Rural Colorado, Police Face Same Obstacles As Big Cities

    “You have the Ethiopians, you have the Somalians, you have the Congo. Some are speaking French some are speaking (…) I guess I don’t even know all the different languages,” he said.

  44. zyconoclast

    African-Canadian business owners meet to express frustration with police, city after shisha bar shut down

    Police responded to 22 calls of violence at the lounge with 13 incidents involving weapons since May 2015, PSCT support manager Justin Lallemand said during a news conference.

  45. zyconoclast

    Denmark will not be accepting any quota refugees for 2018, according to the immigration and integration minister, Inger Støjberg.

    The decision means Denmark hasn’t accepted any quota refugees since 2015 and remains the only country to halt its intake of the so-called resettlement refugees.

  46. DrBeauGan

    zyconoclast
    #2833218, posted on October 6, 2018 at 8:43 pm
    African-Canadian business owners meet to express frustration with police, city after shisha bar shut down

    Police responded to 22 calls of violence at the lounge with 13 incidents involving weapons since May 2015, PSCT support manager Justin Lallemand said during a news conference.

    I’d have thought letting them have a place to kill each other off would be a good thing.

  47. egg_

    David Attenborough says the BBC still needs ‘white men explaining things’ to audiences

    A weekly dose of white mansplaining and manspreading?

  48. zyconoclast

    ‘Make them scared’ website posts uncorroborated sexual assault claims against male students

    Site features dozens of unsubstantiated allegations; take them ‘with a grain of salt,’ moderators say

    A website allegedly run by University of Washington students allows individuals to publicly accuse people of sexual assault with no evidence.

  49. zyconoclast

    The Obama Foundation’s Financials Don’t Match Its Rhetoric

    In the first full year of concentrated fundraising, the Foundation raised over $230 million, representing a significant leap from the $13 million in 2016. Alongside that leap, the Foundation decided to make its mega-donors anonymous.

  50. Steve trickler

    DrBeauGan
    #2833209, posted on October 6, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    G’day Doc!



  51. zyconoclast

    Women Are Now Pillaging Sperm Banks for Viking Babies

    The global sperm donation industry is booming, and it all leads back to one country: Denmark.

  52. jupes

    The former Democratic congressional staffer who posted personal information about Republican senators online faces nearly 50 years in prison.

    What’s the bet he doesn’t even do one.

  53. Nick

    Thanks Harleqin, I enjoyed that.

  54. jupes

    The Pirate has a go at Alan Jones. Bitch fight!

    My money’s on Big Al.

  55. Steve trickler

    History to be remembered.



  56. zyconoclast

    ‘It was scary’: Aussies alarmed after panicked PNG fans run onto field

    Invasion is not quite the right word for it, as the crowd appeared to be fleeing in fear from something outside the stands rather than trying to get onto the field, which was refuge more than destination.

    Many were looking up and pointing in the sky before they rolled in waves out of the bleachers, over the fences and onto the comparative safety of the playing surface.

    Police later explained that low clouds passing over the ground created the illusion that the light tower at the north-eastern corner was falling. Panic spread among the frightened spectators nearest the stanchion, who were soon leaping the fences.

  57. egg_

    The Pirate has a go at Alan Jones.

    Looks like The Pirate has gone full retard – The Parrot on his shoulder will have him for breakfast.

  58. Mark A

    Harlequin Decline
    #2833211, posted on October 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    I have just finished a 4 week trip to Europe. Brief report-

    Excellent.
    Thank you.
    Geneva was full of blacks and arabs even 10 ears ago.

  59. JC

    It’s summer. Rich blacks and Arabs go visit their money in Swiss banks. That’s what the Swiss say.

  60. Bushkid

    History to be remembered.

    Absolutely, trickler. Stevie Ray did it better than Hendrix.

    On the other end of the scale, “Lenny”, which he wrote for his wife, is simply beautiful.

  61. Steve trickler

    Bushkid.

    Would you prefer having your hand on the throttle, or holding the camera?



  62. C.L.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/10/06/how-deep-is-this-swamp/

    I urge everyone to read this excellent analysis.
    You know it’s true because apart from the doxxer patsy, there is absolutely no buzz about criminal charges being brought against the conspirators. The FBI played dead on this one (and probably hated doing so) but it’s not as though the Bureau has begun pulling in the ring-leaders for questioning, is it?

    They lost, yes, but they also got away with it.

    As usual, the elephantine question in the room is ‘where TF is Jeff Sessions’?

  63. Jo Smyth

    The best weapon the Republicans have got at the moment, are the thick Democrats. The indoctrinated and institutionalised Democrats continually use their monotone ranting to try and intimidate. They are not capable of realising that people with free thinking brains actually enjoy their pathetic attempts at intimidation.

  64. jupes

    I urge everyone to read this excellent analysis.

    Scary.

    Two years into the Trump presidency and the deep state is still ruling the roost.

  65. Tel

    They lost, yes, but they also got away with it.

    I think this last minute attempt to derail the SCOTUS process right before the mid-terms has been so blatant, so heavy handed, and so obviously cynical that Dems have reduced their vote by at least 1% maybe 2%.

    Yes, there are people who just don’t care, but they overreached badly with those people who have some respect for an honest process, and intimidation only gets you so much.

  66. DrBeauGan

    C.L.
    #2833251, posted on October 6, 2018 at 10:27 pm
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/10/06/how-deep-is-this-swamp/

    I urge everyone to read this excellent analysis.
    You know it’s true because apart from the doxxer patsy, there is absolutely no buzz about criminal charges being brought against the conspirators. The FBI played dead on this one (and probably hated doing so) but it’s not as though the Bureau has begun pulling in the ring-leaders for questioning, is it?

    They lost, yes, but they also got away with it.

    As usual, the elephantine question in the room is ‘where TF is Jeff Sessions’?

    I didn’t find it convincing, CL. Another explanation is that they are getting desperate.

  67. Bushkid

    Whoa, that’s insane, tickler! Which would I rather be? A spectator on the bank, although the visuals were pretty cool from the cameraman end. I thought it was a go-pro as it was so steady, then the throttleman was talking to him. Having fun, blokes being blokes, good on ’em!

  68. rickw

    Police later explained that low clouds passing over the ground created the illusion that the light tower at the north-eastern corner was falling. Panic spread among the frightened spectators nearest the stanchion, who were soon leaping the fences.

    PNG over developed fight or flight. They will run shit scared for lack of 2 seconds more analysis. Jarred whatever guns germs and steel, retard.

  69. max

    Gab, great letter from that girl, really very good.

    So disappointing that the church has given up on explaining its own teaching in that way.

  70. Old School Conservative

    Elle
    #2833215, posted on October 6, 2018 at 8:36 pm
    Don’t put your blame on me. A good tune.

    Eerie. I played the clip (never heard it before) and moments later I heard it again – on an ad for the Hunter Valley, playing on SBS.

  71. Leigh Lowe

    It seems Dan Wather has tired of winning and has gone for a walk.
    I, on the other hand, still have a hunger for yet more winning
    Carry on Mr Trump and best wishes Judge Kavinator.

  72. Mitch M.

    Robbins and fellow researchers found a natural product, called Fisetin, reduces the level of these damaged cells in the body. They found this by treating mice towards the end of life with this compound and see improvement in health and lifespan. The paper, “Fisetin is a senotherapeutic that extends health and lifespan,” was recently published in EBioMedicine.

    Strawberries have the highest concentration of fisetin but you can never get enough for a therapeutic effect from eating strawberries. Fisetin is just one among many agents that are proving very promising. It is now becoming possible to extend human lifespan and maintain health. In the next 20 much more progress will be made because this a new research field still finding its way forward. Senolytics are going to be very important.

  73. Oh come on

    What a huge upgrade. The beautiful Melania for Big Mike.

    So true. I don’t think it’s ever a good look when the wife of the CinC could obviously punch the snot out of her husband.

  74. Death Giraffe

    People should ease up on Jordan Peterson.
    The dude spent his entire life in an academic setting.
    Surounded by deeply progressive loons. It takes a remarkable man to go against that even a little bit.
    Most of you have at most a few years at uni, probably at a time before it really became ingrained.
    Peterson spent his life there and I gaurantee almost all his friends and colleagues see the world through a progressive lefty prism.
    Even if they aren’t lefty, they start with lefty preconceptions.
    It takes an almost imposible effort to strip away back to nothing your thought processes and rebuild from first principles.
    Impossible for 99.9% of people.
    That he has come as far as he has is remarkable. Probably a tribute to the time he spent in clinical settings listening to people from the real world.
    But even then, most people dependent on academic success would rewrite that imput because a) It goes against everything they preconceive. b) It is against their own interest. and c) They are constantly reinforced to accept the programming.

  75. struth

    We know how hard it is Arky.
    We see the struggle Sinc has due to these very factors.

  76. Old School Conservative

    Of all the positive work Jordan Peterson has done to publicly destroy leftist thinking, disagreeing with one of his positions shouldn’t dull our perception of his value to sense and sensibility.

  77. Oh come on

    There are one or two basic problems with the conspiratorial account of what happened. We’re supposed to believe that Ford’s anti-Kavanaugh testimony was some kind of deep state setup. So let me get this straight. The deep state can piece together this elaborate conspiracy – a complex and coordinated hit on Kavanaugh – but they overlooked ensuring the most fundamental ducks were in a row; namely those basic elements necessary to corroborate Ford’s claim? Such as making sure her “life-long friend”, who she says was at the party where she says the assault took place and knew about the assault, is actually willing to say she was at the party and knew about the assault. There’s a disconnect here. The deep staters can set some vast and complex conspiracy in motion, but they can’t ensure that the basic elements of the crime they are conjuring up are in place to corroborate Ford’s allegation? This stretches credulity.

    I agree that it may look suspicious that there are a number of bugmen bagmen involved, but I think we also need to keep a sense of perspective here. The fact is that DC is not a big town in these circles. Even the DC diaspora – yes, in these circles – isn’t that large. It isn’t an incredible coincidence that a number of publicly identifiable bugmen are together at the same place and at the same time. There aren’t that many people doing what they do. All in all, I don’t think it’s that sinister – it’s just machine politics of a particular stripe. And the people behind it really aren’t that good at what they do.

  78. DrBeauGan

    You are a charitable man, Death. But an academic is supposed to think for himself, not just go along to get along. And they used to be outside the 99.9% once upon a time. If you are really in the business of pursuing truth, then you must be prepared to question and doubt the conventional wisdom. Failure to do so is the trahison des clercs.

  79. Fisky

    The only conspiracies that are true are orchestrated by Roger Stone.

  80. Oh come on

    I really like Jordan Peterson’s message, but he’s overexposed now. He’s become a bit boring. Not really interested in him selling his book and/or speaking tours any more. I’m waiting for him to start saying some new stuff.

  81. JC

    Here’s my question about the deep state being involved in the Kav debacle. Why didn’t they put together a set of believable corroborators for the Ford bullshit?

  82. Steve trickler

    A modern day phenomena.

    People discovering music and going back in time.



  83. Oh come on

    Roger Stone’s greatest battle is with male pattern baldness. Hence his improbable hair line and the random wearing of berets.

  84. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #2833270, posted on October 7, 2018 at 12:43 am

    You are a charitable man, Death. But an academic is supposed to think for himself, not just go along to get along. And they used to be outside the 99.9% once upon a time. If you are really in the business of pursuing truth, then you must be prepared to question and doubt the conventional wisdom. Failure to do so is the trahison des clercs.

    I agree, unfortunately it doesn’t feed the kids or keep the wife in shoes.

    One must be exceptionally well established, financially secure or being able in some other way not to give a cracker, what others think of him.

  85. Death Giraffe

    If you spend every working day in an office with a small handful of people who are all progressive, and the course of your daily interactions, plus the progress of your career, plus even conveniences like being able to acesss the basic things you need to do your job properly depend on those people. Your views will converge.
    It has always been so.
    The exceptions are few and far between. Peterson is one.
    Not easy.
    How do you think things went for me in the Maths office when I decided I could no longer support the union?
    Oh yeah they can punish you.

  86. Oh come on

    Here’s my question about the deep state being involved in the Kav debacle. Why didn’t they put together a set of believable corroborators for the Ford bullshit?

    Incompetence? The deep state, to the extent it exists, consists of government employees. I can imagine dozens or hundreds of fairly smart people beavering away at their allotted tasks, making sure all the high resolution details are just so. And yet there is nobody to consider whether the low resolution overall picture makes sense.

  87. DrBeauGan

    I agree, unfortunately it doesn’t feed the kids or keep the wife in shoes.

    One must be exceptionally well established, financially secure or being able in some other way not to give a cracker, what others think of him.

    A genuine seeker after truth wouldn’t care about financial security. The number of academics starving in the gutter is extremely small, after all.

    There ought to be more of them in fact.

  88. JC

    OCO

    Corroboration would be the first thing you’d think of to put together a story that would stick. The first thing would be to find the liar (ford) and then swarm her story with people that were there.

  89. Oh come on

    Too many cooks, JC. Classic problem of bureaucracies.

  90. Oh come on

    All I’m saying is that if this was a deep state hit, the deep state isn’t all that formidable.

  91. Fisky

    The American Deep State are a bunch of bumbling incompetents who can’t get anything done, let alone pull off vast conspiracies down the generations with perfect execution and ability to navigate all possible pitfalls along the way. The real reason they have been exposed because Trump is the first President in over 150 years to really hold a fire under these people and ridicule them without mercy. No more of the fake decorum that the Honourable Losers of the GOP class were supposed to uphold. If that’s all it takes to beat them, then we’ve got nothing to worry about with the bugman class. Just vote for whichever right-wing leader is the loudest and funniest, never mind what their ideology is, and everything will work out.

  92. Oh come on

    The real reason they have been exposed because Trump is the first President in over 150 years to really hold a fire under these people and ridicule them without mercy.

    Exactly. As I said before, the “Deep State” is a bunch of Sir Humphrey Applebys that can call on a SWAT team when needed. It seems they can police their own, and they do so ruthlessly (double-tap suicides, anyone?). But they are hapless when a disruptor such as Trump comes along. Their SOPs don’t work. In their panic, they make elementary mistakes.

    Kind of ironic, because Kavanaugh would fit neatly within the bugman class in ordinary times.

  93. C.L.

    I think you’re being autistic regarding what the Deep State does and how it operates, Fisk.
    It’s not about secret meetings and meticulously plotted minutiae.
    It’s about a class of people (leftist saboteurs) who all think the same way and know what to do.
    That’s how the Kavanaugh ‘conspiracy’ worked.

  94. Oh come on.

    Fisk is indeed autistic as hell. He claims to be high-functioning, but those who know him know otherwise.

  95. Elle

    Daylight saving just kicked in.

  96. Elle

    It says 2am, but it’s now 3am

  97. 2dogs

    Daylight saving just kicked in.

    You southerners and your shameless clockbothering. It’s perversion. The server is sticking to God’s Own Time, which is wholesome and good.

  98. Elle

    You southerners and your shameless clockbothering. 

    Hello to you in Queensland!

    I agree re clockbothering. It confuses the cows.

  99. Mark A

    2dogs
    #2833293, posted on October 7, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Daylight saving just kicked in.

    You southerners and your shameless clockbothering. It’s perversion. The server is sticking to God’s Own Time, which is wholesome and good.Soon

    I’ll have to get up even earlier if I want to bet on the early OZ races.
    We are going back an hour shortly here in the Northern H.

  100. Elle

    Oz Races? The Everest Stakes is on the 13th of October. Place your bets. Check out the Opera house. It will be alive! 🙂

  101. Mark A

    I punt on the greys mostly, no jockeys.

  102. Elle

    Thank goodness the greys are able to race again here in NSW, after the knee jerk reaction from our state government. Where are you located, Mark A?

  103. struth

    Clockbothering……..I’ll be using that !

  104. Elle

    Clockbothering……..I’ll be using that !

    Tis gold!

    Are you working the nightshift too, struth?

  105. Elle

    The FBI did not find evidence to back up a single charge against the conservative judge.

    Excellent!

  106. OldOzzie

    Murkowski Extends Courtesy To Steve Daines So He Can Attend Daughter’s Wedding During Kavanaugh Vote

    Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced late Friday that she will be voting “present” on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court so Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana can skip the vote to attend his daughter’s wedding.

    Murkowski revealed earlier in the day while speaking on the Senate floor that she will not be supporting the confirmation.

    “I believe that Judge Kavanaugh is a good man. He’s a good man,” Murkowski said. “He’s clearly a learned judge. But in my conscience, because that’s how I have to vote — end of the day, is with my conscience — I could not conclude that he is the right person for the court at this time.”

    Daines, a supporter of Kavanaugh, is scheduled to be walking his daughter down the aisle during the time of the vote tally. The Senate is expected to vote to confirm Kavanaugh with a slim margin, so each Republican “yea” vote is needed to advance the confirmation.

    Daines reported that fellow Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte is offering his personal plane on standby in case he is promptly needed in Washington, D.C., to cast his vote. However, in an act of civility, Murkowski agreed to “pair” with Daines and vote “present” rather than “nay.”

    Pairing is an informal and voluntary agreement

  107. Mark A

    Vienna and Budapest, as base.

  108. struth

    Yet all the accusers will walk away without punishment?

    I’d be suing the shit out of them at the very least.

    It’s pure slander and women need to be charged for this shit.

  109. struth

    Do people still get married on weekends?

  110. struth

    I was in Austria in a little town near the Czech border where friends vlive and they were raving on about the mussie invasion.
    They had one……just one in their town.
    Per head we are the ones getting swamped here.

  111. Mark A

    struth
    #2833309, posted on October 7, 2018 at 3:15 am

    I was in Austria in a little town near the Czech border where friends vlive and they were raving on about the mussie invasion.
    They had one……just one in their town.
    Per head we are the ones getting swamped here.

    My work takes me to Germany, mainly Poland, some here in Hungary and Russia, not much there lately as we have a perm. rep. there.

    I tell you, it’s a relief when I go to Poland from Germany or from Austria. Our office in Vienna is in Favoriten, been there for yonks, now a migrant central.
    Vienna is teaming with them, Budapest or Prague, hardly any.

  112. OldOzzie

    Tom,

    thanks – having harrased one of my son-in-laws who is a Movie Buff that he has not watched the Classic Stanley Kubrick – Dr. Strangelove – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb PS he has also not seen Catch-22

    This is the Winner for me from The Week in Pictures

  113. Tom

    Yet all the accusers will walk away without punishment?
    I’d be suing the shit out of them at the very least.
    It’s pure slander and women need to be charged for this shit.

    Fox just had on some fat chick from something called the Constitutional Law Resource Center getting stuck into Kavanaugh over “credible” allegations of sexual assault against him. I couldn’t believe Dana Perino didn’t challenge the fat slag on the credibility of allegations that were not corroborated and were either maliciously invented or a case of mistaken identity when the whiny Christine Ford claims she was was 15 years old. The fact that she even claims she was at a party unsupervised at that age tells me much about her breeding.

    PS: It’s now just after 1.30pm in Washington DC. The final Senate vote on Kavanaugh is expected between 3.30pm and 4pm.

  114. Tom

    Haha, OldOzzie. I loved that Slim Pickens reference (riding the noo-kleer bomb to the ground) in WIP too. For me, Dr Strangelove is the greatest movie ever made.

  115. Elle

    PS: It’s now just after 1.30pm in Washington DC. The final Senate vote on Kavanaugh is expected between 3.30pm and 4pm.

    I’m watching. Anticipation! Long live Kavanaugh!

  116. struth

    Still, you don’t see blonde hair in Sydney or Melbourne anymore.

  117. Tom

    I’ve just realised that, if you click on OldOzzie’s 3.26 am (Cat time) link, you can watch the full original black and white movie, Dr Strangelove (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb). It runs just 90 minutes. Highly recommended.

  118. OldOzzie

    Cosko Is Not An Unpaid Intern

    In the mainstream media, Cosko is being portrayed as a hapless overzealous intern who didn’t even have the smarts to cover up his criminal act. His former boss— Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) has denied she knew anything about Cosko’s activities. In a press conference held this week, Jackson-Lee explained that she fired Cosko and is cooperating with officials investigating the crimes. (Interestingly, cameras recorded Jackson-Lee passing an envelope to Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer just before her testimony got underway.)

    Many Questions, Few Answers So Far

    Yet, Jackson-Lee still has some explaining to do. While she claims Cosko was an “unpaid intern” in her office, the Washington Post reports that Cosko was actually a “fellow.” This was confirmed by Cosko’s lawyer, who said his client was a “fellow” in Jackson-Lee’s office and that he was being paid by an “outside institution.”

    What “outside institution” paid for Cosko’s fellowship? Did that entity know about his illegal activities? What other fellowships does this “outside organization” pay for? What other House or Senate offices are hosting fellows paid by this organization?

    “Intern” and “fellow” are not interchangeable because they aren’t even close to being the same thing. While internships are reserved for inexperienced college students, fellowships are usually serious policy positions and are typically filled by professionals working within other federal agencies or the private sector who are brought to a congressional office for a short stint to help a member of Congress better understand the agency or business for which that member has oversight responsi

  119. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Harlequin, you must come round as discussed when we get back and we’ll swap recent experiences; Hairy amused at your GPS experiences. We resorted to the phone often too! Dangerous for marital harmony though.

    Above, noticed reference to cute Israeli girl soldiers. So true! They are often smart 18 year olds with great figures and their uniforms are stylish and quite sassy. Hairy suddenly commenting how attractive a girl with a black-belted handgun on can look.

    Stimps, you need a trip to Israel to cure you worrying about skull caps. There is such a fine variety of headgear here that it all takes its proper place as part of life’s great pageant. I found the black bearskin cake-tin ones the most fascinating.
    These are worn, with shiny black coats and white stockings, by men of one sect (or type) of the Ultras – those j3wish religious men who are part of a group who cause concern with those such as a tour guide we had yesterday, a young woman resentful of the fact that these ‘ultra’ groups sees their social role as prayer and the future as governed only by this. Thus they are excluded from military service and gain many concessions for religious study. It steck me that in this they were rather like some of the the Christian monks of old. This young woman had done her military service and was prepared to physically protect Israel. The ‘Ultras” she said, also play politics re to whom they offer their support in order to keep their concessions, which also causes resentments.

    Israel is a fascinating country. I’d write more if I had something other than a phone with a broken glass cover (don’t ask) to write on. As for my other small travel computer, it has met its fate. At an airport recently a Russian woman just in front of me was trying to take a whole shopping bag full of foodstuff through security. This meant the x-ray machine stopped while all personel flustered over her loot, just as my cabin bag and make up pak and minor pharmacy tray came out. In the fuss, I packed all of this back into the cabin bag without realising my computer was in its regulation single tray still in the stopped machine. Didn’t realise till we arrived in Tel Aviv and found that my cabin bag felt unusually light as that computer was quite heavy as well as being troublesome technologically. Hairy and I decided good riddance to it, especially once he’d determined nothing of a security nature was on it; just some of my highly dispensible musings. Let it die properly in an airport lost propery office, he said. We’ll get you a better one for travel when we get home. I have a good one already for home use.

    This lost one was only three years old but Win 10 was already having conniptions about its inability to take updates. Software never gets less complex, says Hairy disdainfully.

  120. Tom

    I’m watching. Anticipation! Long live Kavanaugh!

    This is one of the most important days in the draining of the swamp — the end of the Democratic Party’s half a century of using the US Supreme Court as a backdoor legislature.

    From now on, if Republicans or Democrats want new laws enacted, they have to get them passed by Congress — as it always should have been. A cancer is being cut out American social policy.

  121. struth

    This is getting beyond a joke, Lizzie.
    How much bloody longer are you on holidays, “tripsing” around the world?

    Good Lord!

  122. OldOzzie

    Elle
    #2833316, posted on October 7, 2018 at 3:44 am

    PS: It’s now just after 1.30pm in Washington DC. The final Senate vote on Kavanaugh is expected between 3.30pm and 4pm.

    I’m watching. Anticipation! Long live Kavanaugh!

    Live blog: The U.S. Senate Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote – Live Updates

  123. struth

    Good Moaning.

    I got on the slops last night and ended up snoring on the sofa, so Mrs Struth says.

    You always snore after you have drunk red, she says.

    I’ll have to take her word for it.

    But early to bed , early to rise.
    I’ll go over and pick up the car soon.
    Even out here, I wouldn’t drive home the short distance.

    The USA should never get to point where it’s judiciary are making laws, as such.
    Neither should our high court here.
    Interpreting the respective constitutions is bad enough, being put into their hands.
    The appointment of Kavanaugh should never have been this critical.
    I am not up with how the yanky system works enough to make a judgement call on the intricacies of their law making process, but constitutionally, our way is very clear, and it is being side stepped.

    A minister being advised by Bureaucrats to sign a regulation or law into place that has not gone through the correct process is completely ignorable.
    It means nothing.
    This is why , constitutionally, all laws made by councils and all of these regulations that haven’t gone through parliament as Bills and both houses, checked for constitutionally validity before being given consent by the governor, are completely ignorable.

    However, they have the guns, so we’re rooted.

    And now you poor southerners have to deal with the CLOCKBOTHERING (thanks 2dogs) of your public servant betters, determined to get you up an hour earlier so they can start late anyway, and finish early and hit the cafes and parks and beaches.

    Is daylight savings move Law?
    Did state parliaments even pass it?

    Or like much, just a decree made by your slave master betters?

  124. Tom

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 3h3 hours ago
    Women for Kavanaugh, and many others who support this very good man, are gathering all over Capitol Hill in preparation for a 3-5 P.M. VOTE. It is a beautiful thing to see – and they are not paid professional protesters who are handed expensive signs. Big day for America!

  125. Mark A

    President Trump was scheduled to depart the White House at 3:00p for his rally in Kansas tonight, so will probably watch the vote on Air Force One.

    I give this much to the man, I’m 20 years his junior but I envy him for his stamina

  126. OldOzzie

    Time to sign out

    watching bom.bov.au radar and having been using Yates Foot Aerator to open Couch lawn – will now go fertaliser 2 sections of Couch with Scotts Lawn Builder 4kg Extreme Green Slow Release Lawn Fertiliser purchased from Bunnings yesterday – reckon I have 30 Mins before rain hits

    then back to bed

  127. OldOzzie

    watching bom.bov.au radar and having been using Yates Foot Aerator to open Couch lawn – will now go fertilise 2 sections of Couch with Scotts Lawn Builder Extreme Green Slow Release Lawn Fertiliser – reckon I have 30 Mins before rain hits

    then back to bed

    Time to Sign Off

  128. Tom

    Screeching baby-murderers in the Senate public gallery are disrupting the Senate’s final vote on Kavanaugh.

  129. Herodotus

    The left ratbags are causing a ruckus in the gallery of congress.
    Barbara Plett is sounding depressed. She cried when Arafat died and may do so again if Kavanaugh is confirmed.

  130. Tom

    Official: US Senate votes 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to SCOTUS. Murkowski (R, Alaska) was going to vote no, but withdrew her vote to support Steve Daines (R, Montana), whos is attending his daughter’s wedding, because her no vote would not have changed the outcome.

  131. struth

    The sounds of lefty weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    How beautiful.

    The howling gargoyles of the antichrist hissing at the daylight.
    Foul scum of the earth.

  132. max

    Somewhere in Washington there is a group of women on the streets supporting Kavanaugh. You’d never know it from the media.

  133. Zatara

    Screeching baby-murderers in the Senate public gallery are disrupting the Senate’s final vote on Kavanaugh.

    And as usual nobody is asking the question…. who TF let them in? Again.

    The entire building should have been locked down to the leftist mob weeks ago.

    Possible Results:
    Bad – the left whines about “the people’s house” being closed
    Not bad – the Senate is able to focus on their work in peace with no intimidation by rent-a-radical thugs

    Ding! Not bad wins it.

  134. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “I believe that Judge Kavanaugh is a good man. He’s a good man,” Murkowski said. “He’s clearly a learned judge. But in my conscience, because that’s how I have to vote — end of the day, is with my conscience — I could not conclude that he is the right person for the court at this time.”

    Is this wamen on the wrong team????

  135. Mark A

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2833349, posted on October 7, 2018 at 6:24 am

    “I believe that Judge Kavanaugh is a good man. He’s a good man,” Murkowski said. “He’s clearly a learned judge. But in my conscience, because that’s how I have to vote — end of the day, is with my conscience — I could not conclude that he is the right person for the court at this time.”

    Is this wamen on the wrong team????

    She and many are, just like here.

  136. “I believe that Judge Kavanaugh is a good man. He’s a good man,” Murkowski said. “He’s clearly a learned judge. But in my conscience, because that’s how I have to vote — end of the day, is with my conscience — I could not conclude that he is the right person for the court at this time.

    Utter rot.

  137. I am bespoke

    Old School Conservative
    #2833268, posted on October 7, 2018 at 12:39 am
    Of all the positive work Jordan Peterson has done to publicly destroy leftist thinking, disagreeing with one of his positions shouldn’t dull our perception of his value to sense and sensibility

    Exactly. JP isn’t a messiah and shouldn’t be expected to a guyed to all things. Also if he changes his mind I hope its not because of mob tantrums.

  138. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Stayed up to watch the vote, even though we were up at 4.30 am for a tour bus tour to Nazareth and Galillee. Will hire a car next time, ridiculous palaver as pick up done from various hotels.

    Great result, stupid harpies in the gàllery.

  139. miltonf

    Great news. More confirmation that the Demorats and the dinosaur media our poison.

  140. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Struth, we are having fun. Thoroughly recommend Israel. Perfectly safe and amazingly varied in population, both resident and tourist.

    Stop over in Athens next, then a week in Englànd, then back to Kenya to pick up flight back home.

  141. miltonf

    The more I look at it it seems that the 60s was a terrible decade- goes back to JFK stealing the election in Texas and Illinois I suspect. I believe Ike actually wanted Nixon to challenge the result.

  142. Twostix

    They threw the kitchen sink of leftwing tricks at this one and for the first time they failed.

    Poor bugmen, the future is not yours.

  143. miltonf

    The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.

  144. OldOzzie

    Ok Lawns done, rain falling and one last post for the moment = Australian

    Unis are setting students up to fail at life – Grace Collier

    Over a soiled bedpan, several years ago, in a private hospital that I helped run, there were bitter tears and a staff resignation, tendered in a fit of pique. A nursing graduate, with high marks and glorious ambition, hadn’t ­imagined she would ever be asked to work nights and weekends, and perform nauseating menial tasks.

    When study ended and work started, the reality had hit hard. Nobody like me goes to univer­sity, she said between sobs, to end up working unsociable hours and having to do such disgusting things. Back to full-time study she went, for a postgraduate degree in business studies. A bedpan-free future beckoned.

    This young lady probably ended up like so many young people today; in her mid or late 20s with multiple degrees, a huge student debt, no work experience, average employment and earning prospects, unrealistic ideas about her value to an employer, and all while staring down the barrel of an expensive housing market.

    It is said that every generation takes a dim view of the younger generations coming through, and it does seem the middle-class kids of today have been spoiled, are over-protected, harbour an unrealistic view of the world and have overly ambitious lifestyle expectations. So many of our young ­appear over-privileged, unwilling to take on responsibility, emo­tionally fragile, narcissistic and utterly lacking in resilience.

    Their adulthood seems endlessly delayed and they seem to need their parents so much. Failure to launch syndrome (where young adults can’t leave home and support themselves) is now a recognised disorder, for which there is organised treatment.

    Many of these problems are because of over-protective parenting and a lack of early hardship. For those of us who came up through the school of hard knocks it is difficult to sympathise. Nevertheless, we must think about the plight of the younger generation. Perhaps the social contract has changed. Perhaps we have seen the end of the long-held notion that if people study hard, they will get a good, well-paid job, be able to buy a nice house, support a family and have a good life, culminating in a self-funded retirement situation.

    Sixty-five per cent of Generation Y already have completed a tertiary qualification. Is this too many? The market is saturated, surely. If something is too common, it becomes 10 a penny, worthless. If everyone has one ­degree then won’t the new thing become two degrees or more?

    The higher education system lets our young people down far too often. Qualifications take too long to complete and so earning years are delayed without sufficient cause. Students are saddled with too much debt and fed unrealistic ideas about future job prospects and earning capacity.

    Not enough people are pursuing trade apprenticeships and too many people are at university. Universities have become businesses and are selling people useless degrees. And when young people find out they’ve been sold an expensive and questionable qualification, they become ­resentful. This sentiment spreads through families and then concerns about intergenerational ­inequality become an issue for governments to deal with.

    During the past year, the Business Council of Australia has taken this issue head-on, although it has not been as blunt about universities as I have been here. ­Instead, it describes our higher education system as “provider-centred”. The council says we must shift to a “learner and ­employer-centred system”, while asking how our economy is treating young people.

    This week BCA chief executive Jennifer Westacott was reported in The Australian as saying: “There is no common information base that allows people to choose between a VET provider or a university that gives them the information they need about the course, the likely cost, the loan, the job prospects or what they’ll earn.”

    As a result, too many young people are making poor choices about their studies, choosing courses without the prospect of working in the field or earning salaries commensurate with their qualifications.

    The BCA has released a plan for the future of tertiary education in a report titled Future-Proof: Australia’s Future Post-Secondary Education and Skills System. It says the present system contains perverse incentives for people to pursue university over vocational education and lacks the flexibility needed for lifelong learning.

    In the report, Westacott says that in October last year she ­believed “there was a burning platform for change”. The key problems with our education system are laid out. Learners do not have access to the information they need to make decisions about their future; funding is distorted and unfairly favours university study, giving it higher status; qualifications take too long for the changing nature of work; and governments have governance conflicts that create accountability issues including constant cost-shifting.

    Last year ABC News reported on federal government data that showed only two-thirds of our students were completing their ­degrees within six years. Thirty per cent are still unemployed four months after graduation and 15 per cent are still unemployed four years later.

    The latest data, from the federal Department of Education and Training, says that last year there were almost 1.3 million students enrolled in higher studies. How many of them sit on the cusp of disillusionment and despair? The government has an opportunity now, with the BCA initiative, to start talking publicly about what people are talking about at home. The future prospects of our young people are going to be an election issue and it would be wise to tackle it head-on right now.

    Grace Collier Columnist

    Grace Collier is a regular columnist with the Australian. Grace’s early years were spent in the Labour movement, before she started her own industrial relations consulting business.

  145. struth

    Good onya Lizzie.
    Stay safe you two.

  146. Twostix

    So if we learn that it was always this easy to win, what the hell were “conservatives” doing for the last 30 years?

  147. struth

    I see weeks on in, that other cats and myself were indeed correct in calling Sco Mo what he now obviously is, a bought and paid for UN man.

    I have mentioned this before, but I see him as more dangerous for our country than Malcom.

    The reason is, he is a better bullshit artist.
    Being all blokey will con more than a few that could never be reached by the aloof Turncoat.
    Being an open sort of Christian (pentecostal).
    All I’ve seen him do is kick footies and wear Hi Vis and hard hat.

    This bloke is for the UN through and through.

    To me , he is a hypocrite of the first order.
    Standing up in church and praying for people while subjecting us to poverty and societal breakdown due to his subservience to a socialist foreign power, (which to my understanding of the constitution is treason)
    by continuing the sabotage of our power system, the mass importing of the dregs of the world, and soon to start on meat, farming and all else the Global socialist feel they want to pillage and destroy, he bows to this.
    And then goes to church.

    Really?

    The great evil of the world, as we have seen it and millions have died from it, it’s pure devastation, yet this cock smoker is all for it, (or else Malcom wouldn’t have gone) ……………but hey, he’s blokey and goes to church.

    We are so screwed, and we entirely deserve it.

    We never cared who was teaching our kids what.
    That was our biggest sin.
    We let them at our kids from the nineteen seventies onwards.

  148. Empire 5:5

    Comgratulations Justice Kavanaugh.

    Given what the man and his family have endured, any future attempts to leverage or corrupt him will seem trivial.

    Now comes FISA DECLAS. Down she goes.

  149. Tailgunner

    That baaad man warned us mama…. he told us but we didn’t listen…. he told us the day would come when we were tired of winning…. but it wasn’t gonna stop!

  150. calli

    Top o’ the mornin’!

    It had to be this one from WIP. Thanks Tom.

    And I can hear the teeth gnashing and garment rending from here. Must be the on-shore breeze blowing across the Pacific.

  151. Tailgunner

    Now comes FISA DECLAS. Down she goes.

    Oh god, it’s too much.
    Please Mr President, we can’t take anymore!
    No! We have to Win MOOORE!

  152. Twostix

    Yes. Go into the midterms on a platform of impeaching both Trump and a supreme court judge.

    “Vote for us so we can realise our dream of being a violent one party state”.

    They’re out of ideas!

  153. Tailgunner

    Monty – get in here pronto and explain the ramifications for the Blue Wave.

  154. Empire 5:5

    So if we learn that it was always this easy to win, what the hell were “conservatives” doing for the last 30 years?

    Taking bribes and succumbing to blackmail.

  155. Farmer Gez

    I hope they’re not going to let Ford and the central cast go home after this attempted political manslaughter.
    Get them before the FBI and bring them to court, even if the chances of conviction is low. They need to be made feel the consequences of making false allegations.
    Go get em Donald!
    No mercy!

  156. struth

    There won’t be any real winning without bloodshed, unfortunately.
    We have let socialism get too strong.
    The insanity of it’s cultural Marxist attack on our civilisation won’t be pushed back at the ballot box.
    Or by appointing judges who respect the constitution.

    We definitely aren’t winning anything in Australia.
    We’re going down.

    The left hate democracy and only use it if it is going their way.
    If they can manipulate it.

    This Trump era is just a recess, a time out, a frustration for George Soros who wants to have this all happening before he kicks the bucket.
    The UN may have to write an agenda 2035 if complete control of the world is not in their hands by 2030.
    We won’t get out of this without bloodshed now.
    We in Australia have won nothing.
    The USA have won a bit of a pause.

  157. Zatara

    IMPEACH BRETT KAVANAUGH PETITION STARTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER HE’S OFFICIALLY VOTED ONTO SUPREME COURT

    Definition of pissing into the wind.

  158. calli

    IMPEACH BRETT KAVANAUGH PETITION STARTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER HE’S OFFICIALLY VOTED ONTO SUPREME COURT

    Bring it on. With a full investigation of his accusers and some magnificent daily leakage timed to co-incide with the mid-terms.

    That’ll work.

  159. I am bespoke

    struth
    #2833375, posted on October 7, 2018 at 7:23 am

    I really hope your wrong but government dependency is so entrenched on all levels it hard to see an alternate salutation.

  160. Empire 5:5

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2833377, posted on October 7, 2018 at 7:30 am

    More muh Russia horseshit. Don’t fall for that crap.

  161. egg_

    They threw the kitchen sink of leftwing tricks at this one and for the first time they failed.

    Joe Public saw through them, the constituents had to vote accordingly?

  162. cohenite

    Good. But these unleashed leftie creeps are building to something. I hope Kavanaugh’s security detail is up to speed.

  163. John Constantine

    The godless commo orcs have won a great victory in establishing New landmarks for what is permissible in putting a Tory through a show trial.

    Cutting down the available pool of non left fighters to those with family strong enough to endure this hate crazed assault.

    Kill one by public hands on mob torture to impress the viciousness of the State upon everybody.

    Comrades.

  164. Baldrick

    Official: US Senate votes 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to SCOTUS.

    This is going to be a setback for m0nty’s recovery and convalescence.

  165. Empire 5:5

    This Trump era is just a recess, a time out, a frustration for George Soros who wants to have this all happening before he kicks the bucket.

    The US Republic just secured its constitution.

    What’s with the surrender porn, cobber?

  166. John Constantine

    Will the deep State scum let Trump do recess appointments now?.

    Comrades?.

  167. Biota

    Interesting that the Nobel peace prize was given to two people who are working against using sexual assault as a weapon of war, and that is just what the left have done in trying to destroy Kavanagh.

  168. calli

    From Zippy’s link:

    “You. I called on the woman behind you”.

    They’re learning.

  169. John Constantine

    If the left could hound Judge Kavs kid into commit suicide to break him, I reckon they would do it.

    Comrades.

  170. John Brumble

    Does anyone a tually believe that Murkowski would have voted “present” if another voter had flipped at the last minute to make it 49-49?

  171. John Constantine

    How many gutless RINOS have to be screamed at in elevators to get recess appointments to be used as a legitimate tool of government?.

  172. Baldrick

    ABC News ✔ @abcnews
    United States divided as Senate votes to appoint Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court judge

    Mmyess, democracy will do that, unlike a socialist republic.

  173. John Constantine

    What Hussein Obama appointed judge activist would convict any commo activist that fought as a freedom fighter against Judge Kav?.

    Look at Australia, where terrorist judge activists have a pure record of endorsing the domestic terrorist activities of all those who fight for their Stalinist Revolution.

    Comrades.

  174. Empire 5:5

    Great presser from Mitch.

    Patriots in control.

  175. Geriatric Mayfly

    Disruptive to good order in the Senate; but the lamentations of the wimminzes in the gallery was a fitting death rattle to weeks of their calumny and orchestrated hysteria.

  176. Peter Castieau

    Outrage on the couch about Alan Jones yet Cassidy fails to realise he is the shock jock of the left.

  177. struth

    What’s with the surrender porn, cobber?

    It’s not surrender by a long shot.
    It’s being a realist.

    I’m not saying they’ve won.
    Not in the slightest.
    I’m saying that we aren’t going to really win without bloodshed.
    We’ve let them get too strong.

    Presidents have been assassinated before, and god knows how many are dead from the Clinton’s accident and suicide by bullet to the back of the head.

    Let’s look at the massive riots around the states upon the election of Trump.
    The gobsmacking fact that in the United States, a Bernie Sanders could actually be taken seriously as a Presidential candidate, the wimminses going all hysterical and bringing their own form of the Marxist attack to the for.
    The shootings of a senator, and the mass shooting of country fans because lefties consider them Trump voters.
    Let’s look at other socialists throughout History who built up their hatred and weapons while being appeased, like Hitler.

    I am just making the point that we have let the left get too strong, really through our own domestic appeasement and therefore they now , like has always been the case, won’t back down without violence.

    I am not surrendering.
    I’m saying, arm up.

  178. stackja

    PC – Cassidy is shocking!

  179. H B Bear

    Kavanaugh’s turn to return the favours. Great work Dumbocrats.

    “OK … let’s get judging.”

  180. Peter Castieau

    Over the next two weeks or so the lies that we will hear about GST distribution will be loud and many as the two parties of government fiddle whilst retaining the socialist formula of HFE.

  181. C.L.

    GWP has videos and pics of leftists weeping, bawling, screeching and suffering.

    Ahahahahahahaha.

    This hysterical speaker accuses Kavanaugh of raping women in wheelchairs or something.

  182. egg_

    If you spend every working day in an office with a small handful of people who are all progressive, and the course of your daily interactions, plus the progress of your career, plus even conveniences like being able to acesss the basic things you need to do your job properly depend on those people. Your views will converge.
    It has always been so.
    The exceptions are few and far between. Peterson is one.
    Not easy.
    How do you think things went for me in the Maths office when I decided I could no longer support the union?
    Oh yeah they can punish you.

    Hence, the shy conservative (voter).
    IME Leftist groupthink is even more rigidly enforced in private enterprise.

  183. stackja

    Leftists only really succeed if they get votes. MSM present leftism as normal.

  184. egg_

    This Trump era is just a recess, a time out, a frustration for George Soros who wants to have this all happening before he kicks the bucket.

    The US Republic just secured its constitution.

    Gotta be a YUGE setback to the ol’ commo.
    Wikileaks must be a pain in his side – Assange safe in the Embassy?

  185. slackster

    Surprise surprise:

    “With the Senate voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, Christine Blasey Ford has no further plans to pursue her sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh, according to her lawyers.”

    https://abc7news.com/politics/ford-wont-pursue-allegations-against-kavanaugh-further/4427136/

  186. I am bespoke

    I’m saying that we aren’t going to really win without bloodshed.

    Like I said the dependency is so entrenched it wont be a popular revolt. And count me out of any violence unless its for self defence.

  187. stackja

    egg – I have long stopped worrying about other people. I just get on with my life. Many group think, doesn’t bother me.

  188. miltonf

    Blasey Ford represents everything that is wrong with the academy.

  189. C.L.

    Taxeater vs. Taxeater, Abo vs. Oriental, Commissioner vs. Commissioner, Superman vs Batman!

    Indigenous commissioner challenges new race commissioner’s stance.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner June Oscar has declared that racism in Australia is “alive and it’s kicking” in response to comments by the nation’s newly appointed race discrimination commissioner that Australia is not a racist country…

    The Morrison Government’s newly appointed race discrimination commissioner Chin Leong Tan has rejected claims that Australia is a racist country ahead of assuming his official role on Monday.

    The lawyer has also revealed he will not use his position to solicit complaints.

    But in an interview with the ABC’s National Wrap program, Commissioner Oscar said that she will inform the new race discrimination commissioner of “encounters of institutional racism” that confront Indigenous peoples on a “daily basis”.

  190. Geriatric Mayfly

    Is Ginsberg on the gurney express yet? Wonder if she wears a bracelet: ‘Do Not Resuscitate.’

  191. Peter Castieau

    The couch: AbbottSatan sees himself as a future leader of the opposition-bad

  192. John Constantine

    Their ABC and Australia’s quisling left ran a Judge Kav campaign against Abbott and Dutton and won.

    Did the same thing against Boltas ability to walk the streets without listening for thugs running up behind him.

    Good Senator Dave is in court facing a Judge Kav show trial right now.

    The point is the Australian left can destroy anybody they want if they deny Stalin.

    Comrades.

  193. struth

    And count me out of any violence unless its for self defence.

    That’s what it will be for, eventually.

    Look , don’t panic peoples, I’m just saying what we all know it’s going to come down to.

    Just like the debt, our kids and us are going to pay for our apathy in standing against the left’s march through our institutions ( and education especially ).

    Check out the violence already occurring when right wing speakers who are saying nothing that wasn’t called mere common sense a few years ago, dare to open their mouths in Australia.
    Look at the AHRC.
    The ABC and MSM generally.
    In only a few short years, we have gone from a nation of Christians to a nation who sees the government as it’s religion and climate change as the feared devil itself.

    I’m just making the point that we are kidding ourselves if we think we are winning because a Judge gets elected in the USA.

    All judges die.
    Some very early on in life.
    For a number of reasons.
    It’s way too flimsy and small with the avalanche of socialism smashing the west into oblivion, to be claiming any winning yet.
    We can’t even get out of Paris.
    Is safe schools still going on?

    Of course it is.
    Even if you think it isn’t.

  194. Empire 5:5

    Red state Dems who voted NO:

    TAMMY BALDWIN – N – WISCONSIN
    SHERROD BROWN – N – OHIO
    BOB CASEY – N – PENNSYLVANIA
    JOE DONNELLY – N – INDIANA
    HEIDI HEITKAMP – N – NORTH DAKOTA
    DOUG JONES – N – ALABAMA
    CLAIRE McCASKILL – N – MISSOURI
    BILL NELSON – N – FLORDIA
    JON TESTER – N – MONTANA

    Only Manchin acted pragmatically and will probably be re-elected. The rest are now at risk.

    The Demonrats have just handed control of Congress to Trump on a platter.

  195. miltonf

    The Demonrats have just handed control of Congress to Trump on a platter.

    Hope so!

  196. Senile Old Guy

    ABC:

    Data obtained by the ABC has revealed the impacts of how Indigenous communities are being punished under a “racist” employment scheme. Unemployed job seekers can be docked up to $50 per day for missing work-for-the-dole activities. But statistics show that places with higher numbers of Indigenous participants were issued with more penalties.

    … because more of them were unemployed? And note that the ABC puts racist in scare quotes… because the policy is not racist.

    I despise the ABC.

  197. John Constantine

    “he concludes that there was more similarity between Hitler and Stalin than usually acknowledged: “Both chewed up the lives of human beings in the name of a transformative vision of Utopia. Both destroyed their countries and societies, as well as vast numbers of people inside and outside their own states. Both, in the end, were genocidaires.”

    “They were called “enemies of the people,” as well as swine, dogs, cockroaches, scum, vermin, filth, garbage, half animals, apes. Activists promoted murderous slogans: “We will exile the kulak by the thousand when necessary – shoot the kulak breed.” “We will make soap of kulaks.” “Our class enemies must be wiped off the face of the earth.”

    One Soviet report noted that gangs “drove the dekulakized naked in the streets, beat them, organized drinking bouts in their houses, shot over their heads, forced them to dig their own graves, undressed women and searched them, stole valuables, money, etc.”

    The destruction of the kulak class triggered the Ukrainian famine, during which 3 million to 5 million peasants died of starvation.”

    https://news.stanford.edu/2010/09/23/naimark-stalin-genocide-092310/

    Their Australian left is eliminating class enemies, destroying the capitalist means of production and paying for it all by borrowing in the short term against the intention to confiscate the capital resources of the Kulaks to make payments.

    Burn down the Kulaks house for fires to keep warm in the first cold spell of winter. Eventually you run out of class enemies to steal houses from.

    Comrades.

  198. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    55m
    The crowd in front of the U.S. Supreme Court is tiny, looks like about 200 people (& most are onlookers) – that wouldn’t even fill the first couple of rows of our Kansas Rally, or any of our Rallies for that matter! The Fake News Media tries to make it look sooo big, & it’s not!

  199. John Constantine

    In Australia, Safe Schools godless commo indoctrination is going to be inflicted upon the nations three year olds as a ‘class’ by their shorten regime, to enable a multi-billion dollar construction rort to enrich the cfmeu and indoctrination unions.

    https://www.rt.com/news/school-children-mourn-kim-jong-il-441/

  200. Knuckle Dragger

    So India beat the Windies by an innings and 272 runs in the Test. Well and truly pansted.

    Our three Test debutantes better get into overdrive, chop chop.

    Who’s this Kavanaugh bloke?

  201. Zatara

    Heitcamp and McCaskill are definitely toast. Nelson and Tester probably are as well.

    So Republicans will definitely hold the Senate. The House is still a bit of a toss-up but if the Dems want to continue to play the “Impeach Kavanaugh” game they can kiss the House goodbye as well.

  202. egg_

    have long stopped worrying about other people. I just get on with my life. Many group think, doesn’t bother me.

    Only an issue when you express an opinion outside of virtue signalling* groupthink.

    *The hypocrites’ lifestyles are often at odds with their opinions.

  203. Tom

    Trump’s rally in Topeka, Kansas, starts at 10.30 AEDT on Foxtel channel 606.

  204. egg_

    Data obtained by the ABC has revealed the impacts of how Indigenous communities are being punished under a “racist” employment scheme

    Says the whitebread pearl clutching ABC.

  205. OldOzzie

    Photos: Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In as 102nd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

    Brett Kavanaugh was sworn as the 102nd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Saturday evening in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court. Photos were released by the Court of the two oaths sworn by Kavanaugh. One by Chief Justice John Roberts and the other by the man Kavanaugh is succeeding, retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    Brett Kavanaugh was sworn as the 102nd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Saturday evening in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court. Photos were released by the Court of the two oaths sworn by Kavanaugh. One by Chief Justice John Roberts and the other by the man Kavanaugh is succeeding, retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    The Supreme Court issued a statement earlier Saturday describing the swearing-in of Kavanaugh.

    The Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh will be sworn in as the 102nd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on October 6, 2018. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., will administer the Constitutional Oath and retired Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will administer the Judicial Oath in a private ceremony later today in the Justices’ Conference Room at the Supreme Court. Both oaths will be administered so that he can begin to participate in the work of the Court immediately.

    A formal investiture ceremony will take place at a special sitting of the Court in the Courtroom at a later date.

    The Court also informed the press that several Justices attended Kavanaugh’s swearing-in ceremony: Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan, Samuel Alito and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  206. Oh come on

    My goodness. There is going to be an epic number of leftists screaming at the sky today!

  207. Gab

    All judges die.

    The exception, of course, being Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  208. mh

    ROGER STONE: KAVANAUGH LYNCHING A PAID DIRTY TRICK FROM SOROS
    Kavanaugh opposition backed by globalist billionaire, not grassroots activism

    If you think I am an experienced Dirty Trickster, then here is one of the dirtiest tricks of all time.
    The rule of law, indeed our adherence to bed-rock principles of the law and the Constitution where an unprecedented smear campaign based on false vague charges without any corroboration, eyewitnesses, or proof. All those people named in Dr. Ford’s testimony deny her claims. Yet all this is disregarded in an Alinsky-type lynching in which full-throated demands to reject Kavanaugh by roving bands of kamikaze feminist terrorists stalk reporters and elected officials.
    This jacked up rabbles disruption of Senator Susanne Collins’ announcement on the floor of the US Senate and their shouting down of Senator Joe Manchin are parts of an organized paid-for assault. These are the seeds of anarchy or more importantly, globalist control by the man financing this fraud against the American people and seeking to snatch our Constitutional Liberties.

    The whole thing is bullshit, but now the mainstream media and their hand maidens in the Democratic Party are providing the air support to roving bands of thugs trying to disturb the coming confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh.
    Those who follow me on Infowars and read the Stone Cold Truth, know that Judge Kavanaugh was not my first choice for this appointment and that I had grave concerns about his attitude towards the 4th Amendment. But I also said at the time that I would support whoever President Trump appointed, because whoever it was, would be superior to whoever Hillary Clinton would have appointed.
    But what we are seeing here is the lynching of Judge Kavanaugh and that cannot be allowed. Their charges are baseless. They shout down those who disagree. It’s guerrilla tactics. It’s well-funded astro-turf.
    Their demand for an FBI report was just a delay tactic. Dianne Feinstein did not want it released. Then she did, demanding to know why it hadn’t been released. Having come up empty-handed in the report, the Schumer-Feinstein-Blumenthal-Hirono freakshow said it was inadequate.
    In fact, it must be difficult for the FBI to investigate an event for which no one can identify a year, date, time, or place. Senators who have read the report including Democrats said there was no evidence of Dr. Ford’s charges or any other evidence of sexual impropriety or assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh. There is no “cover up” as some Democrats now scream.
    Yet in the streets it lends legitimacy to the screaming hordes of protestors and paid hit-squads of bleached-hair raging activists demanding Kavanaugh’s rejection without due process or regards to the facts. Instead they brand him a “gang rapist”. People actually desecrate the man’s home with spray paint, while throwing rocks through windows – on the basis of nothing.
    Make no mistake about it, they have similar lynching of President Donald Trump in mind. In fact, we are seeing the dress rehearsal for their planned take down of the President. This is their dry run. We have the blueprint. We see their game plan. Should Democrats win the House, they will vote articles of impeachment in the House, to create a trial in the US Senate in which the same discredited women who attempted to surface in 2016 but could never provide credible proof or evidence of their claims of sexual harassment against Donald Trump will be paraded before the world’s cameras to recycle their vague claims. They have no corroboration, witnesses or proof, but the screaming hordes and their leftist media allies like MSNBC and CNN (and increasingly FOX), will demand they be believed simply because they are women.
    That is why the left is so hysterical. We now see their M.O. It’s their dress rehearsal. If they take down Kavanaugh, Donald J. Trump is next on the hit list, on baseless claims from alleged female victims.
    Today their use of zombie like talking points like “this is not a job interview,” “there is no presumption of influence in a job interview” and the very clever “look me in the eyes when I talk to you,” are textbook Alinsky tactics to perpetuate this smear. This is the paid-for political theater of billionaire George Soros. This is not some grass roots insurrection, this is manipulation of the facts and the use of guerrilla tactics to topple the US Constitution and rule of Law.
    According to a study by the Media Research Center, left wing billionaire George Soros is funding the anti-Kavanaugh protests. Soros has a history of meddling in American and foreign politics. He is underwriting this fraud upon the American people. This is agit-prop paid for political thuggery courtesy of Nazi collaborator George Soros.
    In 1992 the British government was propping up the pound sterling and Soros and his associates acquired millions of pounds and then shorted the currency betting that its worth would decrease. Sure enough Prime Minister John Major withdrew the pound from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) and the pound plummeted. Soros made more than $1 billion. Elderly retirees on fixed income had their saving wiped out and their pensions diminished. For that Soros became known as the “man who broke the Bank of England.” In 2002 Soros was convicted and fined for insider trading in France.
    More recently Soros met with House Dem leader Nancy Pelosi, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and others to discuss strategies to combat President–elect Trump’s “terrifying assault on President Obama’s achievements.” In fact, Soros spent more than $25 million on Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016. In 2004 Soros spent $27 million to defeat George Bush. Currently Soros has invested more than $246 million in groups that are behind the anti-Kavanaugh movement. Women’s March is in the forefront in organizing opposition to Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Women’s March counts Planned Parenthood and the Natural Resource Defense Council as partners and both groups are associated with George Soros.
    According to the Media Research Center, 100 of the 544 Women’s March partners have received a total of $246,637,217 from Soros. Both Planned Parenthood and the Natural Resource Defense Council are among those partners. Soros is within his rights to spend his money on whomever he wants.
    Another anti-Kavanaugh group appeared in May 2018 calling themselves Demand Justice. According to the list of trade names on file with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Demand Justice was organized by a fiscal sponsor called the Sixteen Thirty Fund. Tax filings from Soros’ Open Society Policy Center reveal that the Sixteen Thirty Fund is funded by Soros Open Society Policy Center.
    There’s more.
    Demand Justice pledges to spend $5 million to stop Kavanaugh from being appointed. The group is run by Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer’s aide Brian Fallon. Fallon is Hillary Clinton’s former campaign press secretary.
    Whatever one thinks about George Soros and his political agenda think about the kind of man that would profit from the deaths of Hungarians during the Nazi occupation of Hungary. In a 1998 interview with CBS’ Steve Kroft, Soros admitted that he participated in the confiscation of Jewish property with the Nazis. The following is a transcription of that part of the interview.
    Steve Kroft: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson. Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
    George Soros: Yes. That’s right. Yes.
    Steve Kroft: Was it difficult?
    George Soros: No, not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t–you don’t see the connection. But it created no problem at all.
    Incredibly, CNN talking heads tried to discredit the charges from Infowars that George Soros was a Nazi collaborator, refusing to recognize the well-reported TV interview by CBS reporter Steve Kroft and Infowars’ accurate reporting.”

    https://www.infowars.com/kavanaugh-lynching-a-paid-dirty-trick-from-soros/

  209. Oh come on

    All the Dems have to do to win is not be crazy. That’s too high a bar for them.

  210. Senile Old Guy

    “With the Senate voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, Christine Blasey Ford has no further plans to pursue her sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh, according to her lawyers.”

    … demonstrating that the whole thing was a political stunt and casting further doubt on Ford’s reliability and integrity.

  211. Oh come on

    The exception, of course, being Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

    That lady does not look well at all. I don’t know what meds they’re giving her to keep her going but crikey. Any day now.

  212. mh


    ROGER STONE: KAVANAUGH LYNCHING A PAID DIRTY TRICK FROM SOROS
    Kavanaugh opposition backed by globalist billionaire, not grassroots activism

    If you think I am an experienced Dirty Trickster, then here is one of the dirtiest tricks of all time.
    The rule of law, indeed our adherence to bed-rock principles of the law and the Constitution where an unprecedented smear campaign based on false vague charges without any corroboration, eyewitnesses, or proof. All those people named in Dr. Ford’s testimony deny her claims. Yet all this is disregarded in an Alinsky-type lynching in which full-throated demands to reject Kavanaugh by roving bands of kamikaze feminist terrorists stalk reporters and elected officials.
    This jacked up rabbles disruption of Senator Susanne Collins’ announcement on the floor of the US Senate and their shouting down of Senator Joe Manchin are parts of an organized paid-for assault. These are the seeds of anarchy or more importantly, globalist control by the man financing this fraud against the American people and seeking to snatch our Constitutional Liberties.

    The whole thing is bullshit, but now the mainstream media and their hand maidens in the Democratic Party are providing the air support to roving bands of thugs trying to disturb the coming confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh.
    Those who follow me on Infowars and read the Stone Cold Truth, know that Judge Kavanaugh was not my first choice for this appointment and that I had grave concerns about his attitude towards the 4th Amendment. But I also said at the time that I would support whoever President Trump appointed, because whoever it was, would be superior to whoever Hillary Clinton would have appointed.
    But what we are seeing here is the lynching of Judge Kavanaugh and that cannot be allowed. Their charges are baseless. They shout down those who disagree. It’s guerrilla tactics. It’s well-funded astro-turf.
    Their demand for an FBI report was just a delay tactic. Dianne Feinstein did not want it released. Then she did, demanding to know why it hadn’t been released. Having come up empty-handed in the report, the Schumer-Feinstein-Blumenthal-Hirono freakshow said it was inadequate.
    In fact, it must be difficult for the FBI to investigate an event for which no one can identify a year, date, time, or place. Senators who have read the report including Democrats said there was no evidence of Dr. Ford’s charges or any other evidence of sexual impropriety or assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh. There is no “cover up” as some Democrats now scream.
    Yet in the streets it lends legitimacy to the screaming hordes of protestors and paid hit-squads of bleached-hair raging activists demanding Kavanaugh’s rejection without due process or regards to the facts. Instead they brand him a “gang rapist”. People actually desecrate the man’s home with spray paint, while throwing rocks through windows – on the basis of nothing.
    Make no mistake about it, they have similar lynching of President Donald Trump in mind. In fact, we are seeing the dress rehearsal for their planned take down of the President. This is their dry run. We have the blueprint. We see their game plan. Should Democrats win the House, they will vote articles of impeachment in the House, to create a trial in the US Senate in which the same discredited women who attempted to surface in 2016 but could never provide credible proof or evidence of their claims of sexual harassment against Donald Trump will be paraded before the world’s cameras to recycle their vague claims. They have no corroboration, witnesses or proof, but the screaming hordes and their leftist media allies like MSNBC and CNN (and increasingly FOX), will demand they be believed simply because they are women.
    That is why the left is so hysterical. We now see their M.O. It’s their dress rehearsal. If they take down Kavanaugh, Donald J. Trump is next on the hit list, on baseless claims from alleged female victims.
    Today their use of zombie like talking points like “this is not a job interview,” “there is no presumption of influence in a job interview” and the very clever “look me in the eyes when I talk to you,” are textbook Alinsky tactics to perpetuate this smear. This is the paid-for political theater of billionaire George Soros. This is not some grass roots insurrection, this is manipulation of the facts and the use of guerrilla tactics to topple the US Constitution and rule of Law.
    According to a study by the Media Research Center, left wing billionaire George Soros is funding the anti-Kavanaugh protests. Soros has a history of meddling in American and foreign politics. He is underwriting this fraud upon the American people. This is agit-prop paid for political thuggery courtesy of Nazi collaborator George Soros.
    In 1992 the British government was propping up the pound sterling and Soros and his associates acquired millions of pounds and then shorted the currency betting that its worth would decrease. Sure enough Prime Minister John Major withdrew the pound from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) and the pound plummeted. Soros made more than $1 billion. Elderly retirees on fixed income had their saving wiped out and their pensions diminished. For that Soros became known as the “man who broke the Bank of England.” In 2002 Soros was convicted and fined for insider trading in France.
    More recently Soros met with House Dem leader Nancy Pelosi, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and others to discuss strategies to combat President–elect Trump’s “terrifying assault on President Obama’s achievements.” In fact, Soros spent more than $25 million on Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016. In 2004 Soros spent $27 million to defeat George Bush. Currently Soros has invested more than $246 million in groups that are behind the anti-Kavanaugh movement. Women’s March is in the forefront in organizing opposition to Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Women’s March counts Planned Parenthood and the Natural Resource Defense Council as partners and both groups are associated with George Soros.
    According to the Media Research Center, 100 of the 544 Women’s March partners have received a total of $246,637,217 from Soros. Both Planned Parenthood and the Natural Resource Defense Council are among those partners. Soros is within his rights to spend his money on whomever he wants.
    Another anti-Kavanaugh group appeared in May 2018 calling themselves Demand Justice. According to the list of trade names on file with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Demand Justice was organized by a fiscal sponsor called the Sixteen Thirty Fund. Tax filings from Soros’ Open Society Policy Center reveal that the Sixteen Thirty Fund is funded by Soros Open Society Policy Center.
    There’s more.
    Demand Justice pledges to spend $5 million to stop Kavanaugh from being appointed. The group is run by Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer’s aide Brian Fallon. Fallon is Hillary Clinton’s former campaign press secretary.
    Whatever one thinks about George Soros and his political agenda think about the kind of man that would profit from the deaths of Hungarians during the Nazi occupation of Hungary. In a 1998 interview with CBS’ Steve Kroft, Soros admitted that he participated in the confiscation of J*wish property with the Nazis. The following is a transcription of that part of the interview.
    Steve Kroft: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson. Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the J*ws.
    George Soros: Yes. That’s right. Yes.
    Steve Kroft: Was it difficult?
    George Soros: No, not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t–you don’t see the connection. But it created no problem at all.
    Incredibly, CNN talking heads tried to discredit the charges from Infowars that George Soros was a Nazi collaborator, refusing to recognize the well-reported TV interview by CBS reporter Steve Kroft and Infowars’ accurate reporting.”

    https://www.infowars.com/kavanaugh-lynching-a-paid-dirty-trick-from-soros/

  213. Zatara

    “With the Senate voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, Christine Blasey Ford has no further plans to pursue her sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh, according to her lawyers.”

    Exactly as forecast by multiple Cats.

    They used her, now they will pay her laundered pieces of silver via fund-me.

    And she will vanish into history.

  214. mh

    ROGER STONE: KAVANAUGH LYNCHING A PAID DIRTY TRICK FROM SOROS
    Kavanaugh opposition backed by globalist billionaire, not grassroots activism

    https://www.infowars.com/kavanaugh-lynching-a-paid-dirty-trick-from-soros/

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